Friday, November 30, 2012

My street

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My street is narrow, cracked,  and boring and has no sidewalk.
Like all the streets in our small  moshav on the hill.
No one of the poor new immigrants who started the village  had a car back then in 1949. 

Today it is a tight squeeze when cars  meet the infrequent bus;  often one of them has to pull over or even back up.

Once in a great while horseback riders come clip-clopping down the street, who knows from where. 

The best thing about my street is the view from it.
Look out across the valley and see Jerusalem on the horizon!
Look in every direction and see the forested Jerusalem Hills.
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To see how other City Daily Photo bloggers presented "My Street" for the December 1st theme day, visit the group's nice new portal.
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UPDATE: I added some links if you want to see more in and around the village.
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31 comments:

Jo said...

Very rustic, but lots of character and it must be a very interesting place to live.

Nadege said...

Much better than the wide streets we have in Los Angeles with the tall, overloaded, horrible wooden electric pools.

Dianne said...

I can imagine the view from here at night looking out across Jerusalem would be spectacular.

Spiderdama said...

Not boring, but charming and it leads to beautiful places:-)

Dina said...

Shalom friends!
Jo, "rustic," I almost forgot that word. It's good here. :)

Nadege, my son lives in L.A. but I never understand how, why.

Dianne, so true. Before going to bed I always look out my window and see the edge of the city's lights twinkling on the horizon and I say "good night Jerusalem."
No matter how many problems we have, this looking at Jerusalem makes it all worthwhile. What a blessing to be near her.

Spiderdama, yes, true, the beautiful places are a short walk away. You know.

Mark said...

I love your street Dina.

Hels said...

As long as the moshav keeps all its trees, the area will remain restful and green. I always feel desperate for trees in the centre of Jerusalem.

Dina said...

Aww thanks, Mark.

Helen, the state makes it illegal to cut down a mature tree without official permission. We have plenty of trees in the village.

Robert Geiss said...

How peaceful.

Remember having learned, that the one climbing the mountain, has a right to continue to drive, while the other waits.

Please have a good new month ahead.

Dina said...

Robert, in theory, yes.

crystal said...

It looks very green there, lots of trees :) You inspired me to post a photo of my street too.

Petrea Burchard said...

It is a sweet street. Home should be sweet.

Cloudia said...

Kind of sweet.


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LONDONLULU said...

It reminds me of another street I once lived on, I like it. I'm sure you must get such lovely views of Jerusalem.

Kay said...

This is a fun meme. I love looking at your street and imagining you walking down to see that lovely view.

Hilda said...

With views like that, I wouldn't mind walking in your narrow streets at all.

Hope you are well, Dina. Been praying a lot for all of you.

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for coming to my street. :)

Kay, I don't even have to leave the house to see Jerusalem across the valley. See the night scene here:

http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2008/05/sheltered-by-cloud.html

Kim said...

Hilly places seem to often contend with streets that crack and curve and are narrow. It allows people the chance to practice be kind to one another to give way so that both may progress. It's like that on many streets here in Seattle, and also in Berkeley where we used to live. I love your night view of Jerusalem from your home. What a sight!
-Kim

VP said...

I enjoyed your words even more than you picture... and what a view!

Jim said...

Great to see your street.

Birdman said...

I'd like to spend some time taking in the long 'view'.

william braquemard said...

A street with a view of the most famous city in the world is boring? I don't think so.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

That is a street with a lot of history - my street is here.

Tanya said...

it may be boring to you but i find it quite pretty! very charming little road :)

Reader Wil said...

Your street is not boring at all! Not for me!
Thanks for your comment on my mum's birthday! Shabbat Shalom( a bit late, I am afraid.)

Kay said...

A street with a wonderful view is never boring! I have a view of mountains from my home; it fills my soul continually. I'm sure your view of Jerusalem does the same.

Kay said...

Ahhh... I see what you mean. What a wonderful place you're living in.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

So lovely, Dina. The street theme is so much fun and your view is spectacular.

We may need you to vouch for us. For some reason ours isn't posted yet! Hopefully we're not rejected after our four year effort!

Shalom!

Janis (& David)

Buck said...

Familiar and ordinary to you is exotic and amazing for me! Thank you for sharing.

Karl Demetz said...

Calm and beautiful views are much more worth than a "perfect" road with sidewalk.
Have a good day, Dina!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a wonderful contribution to Theme Day from you Dina. Terrific photo that makes me feel like I am looking through a window on to your street.